“Plas la Rasanbleman” (The Gathering Place)
Well known and respected artist, Samuel Saint Louis, likes to capture daily Haitian life through his use of vibrant colors in his oil-based paintings.
Artist: Samuel St. Louis
Size: 20” x 23 ¾”
“Timoun Lekòl nan Jwe” (School Kids at Play)
Although primary education is free and compulsory, only a small proportion of Haitian children attend school because of distance and availability of facilities and staff, and cost of uniforms and textbooks. The schools are typically private or church-administered institutions. Approximately three-fifths of the adult population is literate and the rate of illiteracy is higher in the countryside than in the cities.
Artist: Gaul Odvel
Size: 24” x 36”
“Ale Nan Bato L ‘” (Going to His Boat)
Murat Louis began selling his artwork in 1997 at a small shop in Pétionville, a small suburb in the northern hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti . Using watercolor as his medium, he began painting Haitian village scenes in the 1960s with another Haitian artist. He has recently gained international recognition and is one of the few Haitian watercolor artists to achieve success. Murat hopes to expand his business by teaching “…children to paint so they can help their own families.” Murat supports his wife and growing family through sales of his paintings.
Artist: Murat Louis
Size: 20” x 23 ½”